KFVS12 Heartland Blood Drive Aug. 16 & 17

July 25, 2013

Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a Red Cross T-shirt & Subway gift card


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (July 25, 2013) -- Roll up your sleeves with your source for Heartland news, KFVS12, and join the American Red Cross to help save lives during the annual KFVS12 Heartland Blood Drive Aug. 16-17. Everyone who attempts to donate blood on Friday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 17, will receive a Red Cross T-shirt and a $4.00 Subway gift card, while supplies last.


“Each summer the Red Cross typically sees a drop in blood donations, and each summer KFVS12 is there to help keep our supplies stable,” said Scott L. Caswell, CEO of the American Red Cross Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “The Red Cross thanks KFVS and their devoted viewers for all their efforts to help save lives.”


You can schedule an appointment to give blood on Aug. 16 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. or Aug. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at any of the drives below.


KFVS12 Heartland Blood Drive


West Park Mall, 3049 William St. in Cape Girardeau

First Baptist Church, 301 South Main in Charleston (Friday only)

Fraternal Order of Eagles, 13583 Old Highway 25 in Dexter

First United Methodist Church, 627 Mill St. in New Madrid (Friday only)

Elks Lodge 2701, 921 North Perryville Blvd. in Perryville

First United Methodist Church, Fifth and North Main in Poplar Bluff

Sikeston Factory Outlet Mall, 100 Outlet Drive in Sikeston



University Mall, 1237 East Main in Carbondale

Illinois Star Centre Mall, 3000 West DeYoung St. in Marion



Broadway Church of Christ, 2855 Broadway in Paducah (Friday only)


There remains an urgent need for blood donors with type O negative, B negative and A negative blood. Those who were too busy to give at the start of summer are encouraged to give at a KFVS12 Heartland Blood Drive location near them, as are donors who gave whole blood in May or early June.



How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code KFVS to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.  Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. 


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossBldMOIL.